Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ICSHU Kecskemet Hungary

Made lots of sculpture and some great friends at ICSHU, the International Ceramic Studio while there as artist-in-residence. The studios are very spacious and the staff and accommodation were excellent. The black incised surfaces related to the embroidered costumes which my grandmother wore when she was a cabaret dancer. The pointy sprigs are based on nipples - a reference to my Hungarian mother. The sculptural shapes are influenced by various forms including WW1 grenades, seedpods and acorns which I came across in Kecskemet at a Cifrapalota exhibition and at the Kecskemet Arboretum.